News for Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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Lynn Koblick

Lynn A. Koblick, age 53, of Grayson, GA, passed away December 15, 2008. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel 770-979-5010

Arthur Threat

Arthur James Threat, age 39, of Conyers, GA, passed away Monday, December 15, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville 770-962-3100

Andrea Lott

Mrs. Andrea Betts Lott, age 37, of Braselton, GA, passed away on Monday, December 15, 2008. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson 706-367-5467

Bryant Baker

Bryant K. Baker, age 51, of Commerce, GA, passed away December 15, 2008. Service and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA 770-932-1133 ...

Cheryl Keller

Cheryl English Keller, age 42, of Marietta, GA formerly of Buford, GA, passed away on December 16, 2008. Service and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

Anita Moore

Anita Louise Moore age 54, of Grayson, GA, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2008. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 2PM, in the Snellville Chapel of ...

David Stone

David W. Stone, age 55, of Duluth, GA, passed away December 15, 2008. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home 770-448-5757

Emma Everett

Mrs. Emma Everett, age 76, of Winder, GA, passed away on December 15, 2008. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home 770-867-1361

Jung Kim

Jung Kim, age 89,of Duluth, GA, passed away on December 16, 2008. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535

Dustin Lee

Dustin Cory Lee, age 18, of Winder, GA, passed away on December 14, 2008. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200

Winston Borge, Ii

Mr. Winston R. Borge, II, age 18, of Buford, GA, passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2008. Service and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

World Briefs

Christmas tree lit in Bethlehem's Manger Square

Force was scheduled to play 8 games at arena

After more than a week of denials, the Arena Football League acknowledged what had been more than whispered about constantly over that time.

Another meaningful kick for Elam

ATLANTA - Asked if he could remember how many times he had kicked a winning field goal in overtime, Jason Elam just smiled and shook his head.

Hawks, Wolves lead all-state softball honors

Buford coach Tony Wolfe and Mill Creek coach Kelly Murdock were named state fastpitch softball coaches of the year by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association, while two of their star players received top individual honors.

Nation Briefs

Wis. lawmaker arrested on alcohol, pot charges

People Briefs

Nathan Lane, Bill Irwin head 'Godot' cast

Knee injury takes down another Irons

Knee injuries have plagued the Irons family in recent years and the latest one will end the season of Atlanta Falcons cornerback David Irons.

Feds could take Nichols to trial

ATLANTA - Courthouse gunman Brian Nichols avoided a death penalty when a Fulton County jury failed to return a unanimous sentence, but local prosecutors are encouraging their federal counterparts to bring additional charges in hopes that Nichols could still face lethal injection.

Cobb, Gwinnett powers go head-to-head in pool

Perennial powerhouses Gwinnett and Cobb counties will battle for supremacy in swimming and diving this weekend in the Cobb-Gwinnett Challenge.

Sheriff's Department: Man Tased after resisting arrest

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett sheriff's deputies used a Taser to subdue a Duluth man in the Gwinnett County Detention Center lobby after they said he resisted arrest.

School board to vote on contract on Wednesday

DULUTH - Following its annual legislative meeting with Gwinnett's state delegates, the Gwinnett County Board of Education will meet Wednesday morning at Shorty Howell Park to vote on the district's proposed Investing in Educational Excellence (IE2) Partnership Contract.

Hawks stage big rally

HOSCHTON - The Mill Creek girls aren't ready to relinquish the top of Region 7-AAAAA just yet.

Santa Claus government

Most children have probably finished their Christmas lists to Santa Claus. Some elected officials, however, are still compiling theirs.

Gwinnett Place CID: Light project helps traffic

DULUTH - Drivers in and around the Gwinnett Place area should see an improvement in travel times and traffic flow, according to the community improvement district there.

Gladiators try to build on comeback win

DULUTH - The Gwinnett Gladiators are short-handed and head coach Jeff Pyle isn't expecting things to change much in the near future.

Buford to add finance class

By Carole Townsend

Singing strong With 318 kids, school's chorus one of the largest in state

BUFORD - This year, Gary Lenz, Buford Academy's choral director, is leading the biggest chorus in school history - one that also may be the largest in the state.

Gwinnett proves its mettle at Dome

ATLANTA - Gwinnett County's representatives didn't quite pull off state championship hat trick during the first year the Georgia High School Association's football championships were decided in the Georgia Dome.

Not too late to help Salvation Army

You hear the bells and see the iconic red kettles that are used to collect money. But how much do you know about the Salvation Army's annual Christmas collection?

County may increase court fees to help with budget

LAWRENCEVILLE - Increasing fees to file court documents could raise millions of dollars for county coffers, according to the latest study to balance Gwinnett government's budget.

28 administrators selected for GCPS training program

SUWANEE - Twenty-eight Gwinnett County school administrators have been selected for the third cohort of the district's training program for aspiring principals, the Quality-Plus Leader Academy, officials announced Monday.

Prep roundup: No. 1 Norcross holds off Hawks

HOSCHTON - Top-ranked and unbeaten Norcross needed a strong second-half effort to dispose of Mill Creek on Monday.

Iraqis demand journalist's release

BAGHDAD - Thousands of Iraqis took to the streets Monday to demand the release of a reporter who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush in anger at U.S. policies, as support for the act and the journalist flowed in from across the Arab world.

GDP:TALKIN' FOOTBALL - "Season Superlatives"

GDP: TALKIN' FOOTBALL

Structure fire reported at abandoned amusement park

LAWRENCEVILLE - Firefighters responded to a passerby's report of a structure fire at an abandoned amusement park behind the 1200 block of Lakes Parkway in the early morning hours Monday.

Man shot in the leg in Norcross

NORCROSS - Police are investigating a shooting that happened Monday in front of an apartment building on Forest Vale Court near Jimmy Carter Boulevard.